Friday, August 22, 2014

Forbes Living on How to Deal with Internet Trolls

Internet trolls are people who specifically set out to harass, threaten, insult, offend and cause harm to another person’s life, livelihood and reputation. They pop up everywhere people meet online to communicate, socialize, view videos and discuss the hot topics of the day. And it can be hard to deal with them when it seems there are so many of them. Forbes Living offers advice on how to deal with Internet trolls and other online pests.

Americans take their right to free speech seriously. Some abuse that privilege by going online to purposely wreak havoc in someone else’s life. If we think about it, we all take risks on the Internet when we use social media to catch up with the people in our lives and share remarkable stories. Then, along comes someone we’ve never met who feels they can post something negative and hurtful about us. And we feel like there is nothing we can do.

Dealing with Internet trolls takes time, patience and confidence. Readers who find they are being bothered by trolls and harassers have some options: block the user on the social platform, report the user to the website or social platform, and block the user on cell phones. Forbes Living TV believes that we all have the power to rid negativity from our lives. Here is a thought to keep in mind: “If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them”. ~ Unknown

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